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Oekaki Rules and Information
by Simon @ Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 am [Reply]

All rules regarding forum conduct, child-friendly content, and art use/creation also apply to the Oekaki, but there are also some specific rules that apply only to the Oekaki forums.

    Oekaki Rules
    • Keep comments polite, helpful, and relevant to the artwork. Do not start discussions or debates. Critique is allowed if requested by the artist but insults are not welcome.

    • Make an effort to post your drawing in the correct board. Continued intentional misuse of the forum categories may result in disciplinary action. You can view descriptions of what each board is for in the forum index.

    • Don't spam the Oekaki. Your drawing should show intention and a modest amount of effort. We do not allow random scribbles, simple shapes, or empty/solid color canvases, nor should you post advertisements for trades, streams, or other threads. Covered drawings must still follow the oekaki rules and have art visible, even if they are WIPs.

    • Don't create Oekaki topics just to share art you've created elsewhere. Art drawn in another program should be posted in the appropriate board (example: non-Oekaki adoptable characters go in User-made Adoptables).

    • Don't make Oekaki drawings with just words or puzzles written on them. The Oekaki is for sharing artwork, not for displaying a written message or playing a forum game.

    • If using an editable you must follow the artist's rules. This may include leaving a signature/watermark layer on the final image, or may prevent you from selling colored-in versions as adoptables.

    • Don't post blank canvases in the contests board. Contests may be posted there only if you provide a recognizable lineart or relevant background for contestants to use in their entries. If you don't need people to edit something in particular, go to the Regular Art Competitions Board to create your topic. You can still make a rule that your contestants make their entries in the Oekaki boards if you prefer it that way. For more specific rules about contests please view this thread.

    • Specific rules apply to the the Adoptable boards on the Oekaki:

      • The Oekaki is for making and sharing art in the Oekaki program. If you’d like to use another program to create your adoptables, please post them in user-made adopts or character design shops. “Cover adoptables” are not permitted, except for “milestone” adoptables in which case the cover must still follow Oekaki rules.

      • You may sell Oekaki art/adoptables for CS pets/items/C$, allowed offsite currency, and dA points/real currency. Keep in mind that CS staff are unable to assist with transactions gone wrong involving other site currency or real currency.
        • Any real currency discussion must occur offsite; please link to where you can be contacted. Do not discuss real currency transactions on CS.
      • Post your adoptables in the correct board. If you want to create just a few adopts, use the Adoptables 1: Independent/One-Off board. If you want to create a closed species, community, and intend to make many adoptables, use the Adoptables 2: Closed Species/Communities board.

      • Follow the rules outlined by the adopt creator(s). Many species owners have their own rules that you must follow in order to successfully participate in their species, so be sure to read their rules before posting. CS staff may enforce a thread owner’s rules if necessary. Note that species rules may not circumvent our official site rules.

      • All Adoptable Oekaki submissions must be judged no later than 1 month after their end date. Staff may intervene if the user fails to select a winner after 1 month. Failure to judge a contest after being reminded may result in a board warning.

      • Users are bound to the species rules published at the time that the user receives the adopt. If a species owner adds a new rule, they cannot punish players for breaking the rule before it was added. This includes revoking or rehoming adopts. Updated adoptable rules apply only to adopts made after the rule was published.

      • Paid-entry raffles are not permitted. You may not charge users for the chance to win something.

      • Competitions with entries requiring artistic/creative effort must end with a winner. The promised prize (in this case the character design) must be awarded at the end of the contest to an entrant, so be sure you want to give the character away. You may only change your mind if there are no forms that meet the competition requirement.

      • If you want to transfer your species to another player, then you will need to notify CS staff beforehand. More information on transferring thread ownership can be found here.

    Selecting a different version of ChickenPaint:
    We have 3 versions of the Oekaki program to choose from. The newest version (ChickenPaint v2.0) allows you to use extra features like layer clipping, layer groups, and layer masks.

    If you don't know how to get started, go to the Beginner Oekaki. When you create a 'New Topic' it will load ChickenPaint for you.
    You need Java to view it, and once you create and send a picture it will feature at the top of your new topic.

  • Gallery display:

by toob @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:04 pm [Reply]

hi im toby and this is my sona it's a humanoid version of the design hydra made that I own and I'd die for them
he's half ghost half jacob sheep
please use he/they/cloud/ghost pronouns ergjkernk

by toob @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:15 pm [Reply]

baby i got from calmtides,, gonna be used for human drawing practice and for comfort >:D

by toob @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:53 pm [Reply]

yo humanoids are still hard to draw

"self portrait"
by Spottedpuppi @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:15 pm [Reply]

i wanna look like a crusty deep fried rat so bad </3

by sourmoonlight @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:31 pm [Reply]

i've got a lot of draft thingies that i need to post... :(

by mmilk @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:29 pm [Reply]

just a warm up before i do some work but also
i have been brain rotting horribly abt my own 2 ocs

by sourmoonlight @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:12 pm [Reply]

have my art.

Bug's Demon Forms
by Bug- @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:09 pm [Reply]

SO if you are part of the cs server, you know that I am a demon/demonkin (as of tonight bc I finally came to my senses) and don't see myself as a human! Thus, Bug's non-cat form is also a demon!
It has two forms: his regular, happy, and friendly form called his Dream Catcher form. His Dream Catcher form can cast away nightmares, sleep paralysis, and anything negative. If slept on (like a pillow), his mane can put anyone into a deep sleep that heals them from their ailments. He doesn't do so often as it drains his energy, which he only regains from casting away nightmares.
And its Nightmare form, for when its angry, or really just full of any negative emotions. It does commonly feel negative emotions as it tends to be fairly bipolar. In his nightmare form, he has the ability to cause nightmares, sleep paralysis, and many other negative things. His claws, long and sharp, can be used to "slice" open his prey, which he uses to steal their souls, leaving them as empty husks who do his other unimportant bidding. It also uses them as pawns during battles and other things into which he doesn't feel like putting much effort.


For both of his forms, he has multiple lives. Every time he reaches a certain unknown amount of power regains another. He current is unsure of the amount but knows it's somewhere around 13. A life can only be taken from him when its orb is stolen from the inside of his mane, which is similar to Lion's from Steven Universe.

Design notes:
Solid black parts can be any color
His vitiligo is not optional and has to be as exact as possible.
His fur patterns do not have to be exact. They can be simplified and the smaller spots can be random.
Its Nightmare form has one red eye (its right side) and one solid black eye (its left side). Its Dream Catcher form has Heterochromia in both of his eyes. His right eye is half blue and half orange (both the lightest colors of their design) and his left eye is half dark blue and half orangish-red (the darkest orange and the 2nd to last blue of their design)
Its hair/mane has to cover its chest at all times. It reaches down to right above its hips.
He can have any accessories, any earrings, and any chokers. He does not wear shirts/pants as they fit uncomfortably. That being said, his loincloth (either form) is not optional. Ever.
The parts that are not covered in fur feel similar to skin.
His nose is shaped similar to a human's, but ends in a feline nose.

by ENA the TURKEY @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:59 pm [Reply]


by kitaro @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:50 pm [Reply]

this is so stupid LOL

chalphy @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:53 pm


max casual vibes
by weary @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:18 pm [Reply]

    i love my hawk man with slight anger issues <3 idk if this is finished or not. i'll probably go back n work on the mouth but i'm tired and still sick ^^;

    rewatched INSIDE again,, hhh it's just so amazing,, currently rewatching gotham as well. summer gives me a lot of time to watch what i've been too busy to watch, and re-watch my favorite things.

girlboss malewife!??!?!
by chalphy @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:57 pm [Reply]

i love quiet mgsv

kitaro @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:58 pm

malewife venom :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Brain empty.
Just beta Luz and Amity


I don't even know if the timer is correct-

A scene from Disney's "The Owl House" but with Dana Terrace (the creator)'s beta designs because I love them so much!

It's not quite how I pictured it but I don't really draw humans, so I'm proud anyways! The background was probably my favourite thing to draw, the show's vibe is so pretty hfhfhjf

Critique and tips (especially with humans/oekaki) is always welcomed! <3

*Edit* AHHHH I'm screaming, thank you so much for the feature hfjdhfn I can't function-

BoopoThyDrago @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:34 am

Congrats on the feature! This looks so good!

September Rain @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:10 am

Woah, this is so good! I love The Owl House! :D

Griffin Torrens @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:13 am

BoopoThyDrago wrote:Congrats on the feature! This looks so good!

Thank you so much!!! I don't usually draw people so it was a learning experience to say the least

September Rain wrote:Woah, this is so good! I love The Owl House! :D

Ahhh, thank you!! It's my newest obsession, so obviously I had to draw something related to it hehe

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kaz <3
by chalphy @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:04 pm [Reply]

mr miller : :shock:

i drew this smaller and sized it up to fill up the canvas better so its a little blurry D:

comfort or whatever
by vampz @ Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:21 pm [Reply]

ur cheek is soft lol

Cerulean Wake @ Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:12 pm

ur art needs more attention??? your style is wonderful!!! >:000

vampz @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:39 pm

Cerulean Wake wrote:ur art needs more attention??? your style is wonderful!!! >:000

TYSM hehe ive just been usin cs paint a lot more!! that means a lot 2 me though :-]

by conifer @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:02 pm [Reply]

Who doesn't like edgy, mildly-venty stuff?
Honestly I'm just stressed out about a series of job interviews I have on Thursday. It's a nursing residency in the field I want the most and uh-- gonna be real upset if I don't get it tbh. it's sort of my ticket to finally start my life so lol
(i do have back up interviews w/ the same system next week, but i really want these to pan out.)

also this is Wilford, a beloved OC of mine. He's a psychologist and, when he doesn't feel like using his whole brain, a landscaper.

That aside, I have two comfort zones in art: cutesy chibis or full-grown men. There's 0.025% of an in between. These are my talents.
Thanks for hanging around

twistersc @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:48 pm

I hope everything goes well for you!

conifer @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:32 pm

twistersc wrote:I hope everything goes well for you!

Thank you, I appreciate it! :'>

by Electronia @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:16 pm [Reply]

if you like this i will be SO disappointed-

by Northie @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:09 pm [Reply]

He got knives
Idk just a random sketch of him with some karambit knives

by mdotjpeg @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:01 pm [Reply]

tyzias is a lesbian demigirl :)

by Electronia @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:46 pm [Reply]

if the title isn't a 'pg' term, let me know and i'll change it

crimson rain
by seraphim. @ Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:44 pm [Reply]

i felt the urge to draw randomly
also, completely unrelated but jujutsu kaisen is so good go watch it

alrighty thats it --disappears into the void again--

twistersc @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:41 pm

you are very talented!

by twistersc @ Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 am [Reply]

Sorry for taking so long : )

I hope you like it LMK if you want any changes

Electronia @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:07 am

Thank you. 🖤🖤

twistersc @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:40 pm

Electronia wrote:
Thank you. 🖤🖤


you wear that shirt a lot
by blue (pokemon) @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:15 am [Reply]

i didnt know what to name this anyways haha @red (pokemon) Sup

cloudpelt @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:16 am


red (pokemon) @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:16 am

nice art

completed the proper paperwork
by SurgeFire @ Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:57 pm [Reply]

hi so
i was doing xiaos quest bc im low on exp books
but then THIS played and i was like this is really cool
referenced xiaos pose at 0:37

LadyStardust @ Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:26 pm


-Novacaine- @ Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:27 pm


Tis- the man himself
I love this guy and you made him so well!

SurgeFire @ Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:45 am

LadyStardust wrote:him,,,



Tis- the man himself
I love this guy and you made him so well!

yESSS thank u!!


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